Most forms of yoga are mild and this is reason why men tends to stick with gym workout and cardio exercise. Well! Yoga is not just for the women. In fact, men can also benefit from it comparably more than women. It’s because man has unique body physiology which women doesn’t have.
Here we have compiled 8 yoga asanas specially for men which will benefit them.
1. Virabhadrasana I (Warrior Pose I)
This pose is a great way to build full body strength. Warrior I opens the hips, chest and shoulders and strengthens the ankles, calves, and thighs.
2. Adho Mukha Svanasana (Downward-Facing Dog)
Downward Facing Dog, or Adho Mukha Svanasana, works well for the hamstrings, calves, arms, shoulders, back, hips and more. It also strengthens the muscles of arms and legs.
This amazing asana strengthens the heart as it improves circulation, reduces stress and helps high blood pressure.
3. Supta Padangusthasana (Reclined Hand to Big Toe Pose)
Supta Padangusthasana or the Reclined Hand To Big Toe Pose is an asana that improves your overall physical and mental health.
Supta Padangusthasana increases the muscle flexibility of your body and gets rid of the tension knots in the muscles. The pose fixes indigestion problems and stimulates the prostate gland.
4. Salabhasana (Locust Pose/SuperMan Pose)
Loctus pose popularly known as superman pose, stretches and strengthens the muscles of your chest, shoulders, arms, legs, abdomen and the lower back. It also work for the abdomen and lower back along with making rejuvenating your spine and making it flexible.
This pose improves the blood circulation. This workout will make you alert of the present moment.
5. Uttanasana (Standing Forward Fold)
Uttanasana or Standing Forward Fold works on the hamstrings and back, it alleviates anxiety, relief you headaches, improves digestion and most important it just quiets the mind. You can’t think of any subject even if you want to.
6. Bal Asana (Child’s Pose)
Balasna or Child’s Pose is taught as beginner’s Yoga Pose. It relaxes your body and mind by relieving fatigue and stress. This is also a great pose to ease anxiety and stress. Being curled up, makes one aware of the breathing pattern. And focusing on the breathing helps relax the mind.
7. Urdvha Mukha Swansana (Upward Facing Dog)
Urdvha Mukha Svansana or call it Upward Facing Dog, can help to open the chest and strengthen the back and arms. Men who works sitting on chair or drive for long hours will be really benefited by this pose. Up Dog also helps anyone struggling with breathing difficulties.
Upward Facing Dog is a great way to warm up and get the muscles stretched and blood flowing before expecting the body to go all out.
8. Shavasana (Corpse Pose)
The pose is a beginner level Ashtanga yoga asana. Savasana decreases fatigue and depression. It relaxes your muscles and cures insomnia. It stimulates blood circulation and works well for neurological problems, asthma, and diabetes.
Note: Savasana or the Corpse Pose is an asana that is a relaxing pose usually practiced at the end of a yoga session.